Happy New Year to Our Community on ‘Our Earth’

2024 New Years

Here’s wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness in 2024. Put these dates in your diary to attend our 2024 event ‘Our Earth’: 22nd March 23rd March 24th March Now, how to get involved before then! We’re kicking off the new year with two competitions, both of which are free for those age 18 and under. … Read more

Summer 2023 Workshop Highlights

Mask Showcase

We had a fantastic summer. Thanks to all those that attended our workshops, it was great to see new faces and some familiar ones too. At one of our final workshops, ‘Poetry in Spinney Hill Park’ our workshop leader Dr Sabrina Mei-Li Smith created a collaborative poem with sections from all the participant’s poetry. Here … Read more

Our 2023 Summer Workshop Programme has arrived!

2023 Summer Workshop Blog

This year we are being funded by the Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation, through their ‘Reaching People Environmental Fund’. Through our research last summer, we learned that we could reach a wider audience by offering other forms of art workshops to accompany our visual arts offering. Therefore, this year, alongside visual arts workshops led by … Read more

A Celebration of Biodiversity Closing Party

A Celebration Of Biodiversity - Closing Poster

A Celebration of Biodiversity is coming to a close on the 15th April, and we’re going out with a bang! Our closing party is a celebration of the success of the exhibition and the project in its entirety. We’re going to enjoy the evening in style with a delightful array of musical treats presented by … Read more

Biodiversity Open Call Exhibition & Workshops

‘Bee Free’ by artist Judit Prieto

A Celebration of Biodiversity concludes with our Biodiversity and Climate Themed International Open Call Exhibition! If you’ve been following us on social media you will have heard all about this. If you haven’t, please add us on Instagram and Facebook! We had many high-quality entries from all around the world and have now informed all … Read more

Print.Work discount!

Print.Work

Print.Work discount! I’ve blogged before about how fantastic this printing company is. We used them to print our posters and leaflets for A Celebration of Biodiversity marketing, and I’ve used them to print my own artwork for exhibitions too. They never disappoint. They are a low carbon, planet friendly company that print on 100% recycled … Read more

A New Year Message from Liz

Open Call Exhibition 2023 Announcement

A New Year Message from Liz (It’s about the Open Call!) Hi everyone! In case you don’t know me, I’m Liz Dyer, I’m the project manager and lead artist on the Celebration of Biodiversity Project. I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for 2023, although I know that for … Read more

Awesome Autumn!

Tremendous Trees Collage

October has been a month of tremendous trees, lovely leaves and spooky spiders! We kicked off out first workshop in October at Fosse Recreation Ground, where we took wax rubbings (known as frottage) from leaves, bark and other natural items. Liz then aided participants in creating their own frottage booklets by sewing a simple binding … Read more

Our Outdoor Workshops and Upcoming Events

Acorn Tree Sculpture Featured

So far, we have held two workshops in local Leicester parks. The first was in Braunstone Park, after warming up, we discussed pine trees, observed images of common British trees, and participants were asked to collect pine cones. Whilst observing the trees all around us, we walked over to a majestic, old oak tree and … Read more

Our August workshops were a hit!

Kid with awesome hat

We are proud to share that our August workshop programme was a success! Parents in the local community fed back to us about how much they had enjoyed the blend of science and art at each of the workshops, and how their children had loved learning new artistic techniques and processes alongside engaging in nature. … Read more